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Save on lime costs and avoid subsoil acidity – use the right N source

Maize - acid soils

Maize growing in highly weathered, acid soils on Cedara Research Farm, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Dr Alan D Manson

Soil acidification is an unavoidable process that follows on from fertilization, different fertilizer products differ in their capacity to acidify the soil; substantial savings on lime costs can be made by selecting fertilizer products accordingly.

Dr Erik Adriaanse explains how significant savings on lime costs may be achieved through the use of Limestone Ammonium Nitrate (LAN):

Save on lime costs


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